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for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure americana. much more on larry hagman later in the hour. >>> black friday has come and gone, but the nation's retailers hope the effects will be long lasting. shoppers sprinted into the stores in search of holiday bargains. retailers can rack up 40% of the sales during the november and december shopping period and if you didn't find what you wanted, check out some of your local area stores during small business saturday. the initiative founded two years ago by american express aims to steer some of those big bucks to the smaller stores. >>> and while walmart says it was the best block friday in store history, the day wasn't without controversy. from california
is controversial. in dallas and in the dallas area, we have very high numbers of west nile virus this year and this was a big controversy regarding spraying whether to spray the areas. the politicians decided to spray and in those areas where they sprayed, the amount of mosquitoes were reduced by 90 percent so it looks very encouraging. >>trace: good news, dr. brooks. thank you. >>guest: happy that -- happy thanksgiving. >>trace: the president spoke with the egyptian president about his part in the cease-fire deal and the latest on the twists and towns in the come mention regulationship with the middle east coming up in a live report from the white house next. and we will go to the fox weather center for the thanksgiving travel forecast. some important news ahead on the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ male announcer ] are you on medicare? do you have the coverage you need? open enrollment ends friday, december 7th. so now's the time to get on a path that could be right for you... with unitedhealthcare medicare solutions and plans including aarp medicarecomplete, insured throu
in pacific northwest. seattle and portland will be drying out. seattle and dallas, though, you could see a few showers. >> temperatures on the east coast are well above normal. that is great news. atlanta near 60. minneapolis will start off very warm and plunge to the 20s by tonight. honolulu, you lucky folks, you guys will be at about 80 degrees. not bad at all. >> eating turkey in flip-flops. >>> speaking of turkey, keep manage with the long lasting white house tradition, president obama made sure two birds avoided the thanksgiving table. >> the president was joined by his daughters, sasha and malia as he pardoned the gobbler. the president joked that life is all about second chances. the first family spent the holiday at the white house. >>> and, of course, once that dinner is done and the mandatory naps take place, there is some shopping to do. the great american tradition of black friday when folks run over each other to grab those discounted electronics, well, there is a new tradition this year. yeah, believe it or not, they're calling this grey thursday. so major retailers are try
, looking dry. you've got a little bit of rain from parts of michigan down into texas. dallas on the southern end of that. and drying out, again, for the west, so, from san francisco to seattle, some better pictures by tomorrow. >> all right. ginger zee on a very festive columbus avenue right here in new york tonight. ginger, thank you. >>> to other news this evening and to that political bombshell. a well-known congressman resigning today. jesse jackson, jr. after months of federal investigations, medical treatments and then a win on election day, today, an unexpected turn. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi tonight. >> reporter: once a political rising star, jesse jackson, jr. today called it quits, sending in a letter of resignation to house speaker john boehner. he wrote, "over the past several months as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish." the drama around jackson began this summer when the congressman disappeared for weeks. the public, even members of his staff, didn't know where he was. finally, in late jul
to see in a few weeks. it's been nine months. i can't wait to get home. >> i'm from dallas texas. i want to say hi to my parents pedro and carmen and my baby-sitter. i love you all and i miss you all. i'm sorry i won't be there to watch the cowboys redskins game. >>> all of us want to send our thoughts and thanks on thanksgiving day to all the men and women serving our country around the world. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we sure do. no matter where you live at least one radio station is likely to play a particular song at noon today. ar throw arlo guthrie's anthem. >> they call it the second most famous thanksgiving dinner in american history. ? alice had a restaurant, but it has no part in the song. >> well she and her husband were teachers at a high school up the road here and they bought this building around 1963 and we would sneak out of the school and come here and do what you do in the '60s. >> hell no we won't go. >> reporter: the year was 1965 and in a country deeply divided over the vietnam war and the draft, an 18-year-old arlo guthrie was pla
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